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    Free Unlimited eBook consume it down to the last morsel, and fast It is less like a bag of MM s in that you never know what you ll find beneath the candy coating a peanut or an amphetamine, a rosary bead or a thumbtack Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Illumination Christopher DeWan s Hoopty Time Machines is that rare story collection that is both a total blast to read and a complete philosophical package These abrupt, funny, vigorous stories involving urban legends, minotaurs, little mermaids, chupacabras, and changelings contain in their brevity vast depth and import These are stories to read, reread, and perennially enjoy Sharma Shields, author of The Sasquatch Hunter s Almanac An absolute delight from the first page to the last it s like that scene in Singin in the Rain, only with ideas instead of puddles Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day Sometimes funny, often tragic, usually bizarre, and always interesting Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty."/>
  • Paperback
  • 133 pages
  • Hoopty Time Machines
  • Christopher DeWan
  • English
  • 12 April 2019
  • 0991546962

10 thoughts on “Hoopty Time Machines

  1. Christopher DeWan Christopher DeWan says:

    This is totally my kind of book.


  2. Bree Barton Bree Barton says:

    This is a book about monsters, the ones underneath the house and the ones inside it this is a book about love, the kind you feel and the kind you wish you felt this is a book about life, the one you imagined you d be living, and the one that s actually yours.This is a book about longing, about traversing the space between real life and fairy tales, and about real characters trading in their banalities for myth But it s just as much about mythical characters, the Godzillas and Supermans and Ra This is a book about monsters, the ones underneath the house and the ones inside it this is a book about love, the kind you feel and the kind you wish you felt this is a book about life, the one you imagined you d be living, and the one that s actually yours.This is a book about longing, about traversing the space between real life and fairy tales, and about real characters trading in their banalities for myth But it s just as much about mythical characters, the Godzillas and Supermans and Rapunzels of the world, deciding to dip their toes into the waters of real life, to see if they might have a go at being human Which of course begs the question What IS being human That is the question that fuels this beautiful debut collection HOOPTY TIME MACHINES is not your average short story collection, and therein lies its charm this is a weird and whirling book, with some stories that are one sentence long and some that bloom and twist over many pages You ll find something lovely in every story, a thought or image or idea that will stay with you Hell you could spend a whole afternoon staring at the cover alone, unearthing wondrous new secrets hidden amidst the wheels and cogs The cover image is a great metaphor for the book itself Christopher does a marvelous job of digging up various existential oddities and then narrowing his lens so that we come to see the world as he does broken, baffling, and beautiful.If you want to read stories that will enliven your senses, challenge your mind, and stir your soul, hop in your HOOPTY TIME MACHINE and read this book But buyer beware these stories just might break your heart They wouldn t be much of a time machine if they didn t


  3. Kathy Kathy says:

    Well, this is an absolutely gorgeous book Inside and out Beautifully designed with a stunning cover and layout But read this Read these stories They are gaspingly original and daring My personal favorites were the very tiny ones you could read in a breath The Dinner Party Anxiety was the first guest to arrive, as usual , The Sacred Book of Salmon we are told to love other salmon as we would have other salmon love us , Indestructible Oh, Notes and Origin Myths at the e Well, this is an absolutely gorgeous book Inside and out Beautifully designed with a stunning cover and layout But read this Read these stories They are gaspingly original and daring My personal favorites were the very tiny ones you could read in a breath The Dinner Party Anxiety was the first guest to arrive, as usual , The Sacred Book of Salmon we are told to love other salmon as we would have other salmon love us , Indestructible Oh, Notes and Origin Myths at the end is just freaking delightful There s a sort of joyous weirdness to DeWan s world view It makes me glad to know his writing Read this book You ll be glad too


  4. Andrea Ruth Andrea Ruth says:

    I m loving the shit out of Hoopty Time Machines The pieces are so sad, funny, scary and clever the just need to be read aloud to your friend while sitting on the couch.


  5. Kate Arms Kate Arms says:

    I loved this book I found it compelling from the first page and although I stopped for a few hours of sleep and to get the kids to school, I basically couldn t wouldn t put it down.DeWan captures the uncanny, the modern, and the mythological in these lovely short pieces Reading this stirred many emotions within me yearning, humility, sadness, and a deep aesthetic pleasure I have consistently been impressed with his short stories as they have been published singly in magazines This collectio I loved this book I found it compelling from the first page and although I stopped for a few hours of sleep and to get the kids to school, I basically couldn t wouldn t put it down.DeWan captures the uncanny, the modern, and the mythological in these lovely short pieces Reading this stirred many emotions within me yearning, humility, sadness, and a deep aesthetic pleasure I have consistently been impressed with his short stories as they have been published singly in magazines This collection is no different.Each story creates a world, often in an instant, mostly influenced by fairy tales or mythology but thoroughly modern in sensibility if not always in content There are no unambiguously happy endings here, but there is rich humanity and deep yearning for lives lived fully DeWan captures both the hope and despair of humanity in rich, specific language These stories tackle how Superman reacts to collateral damage, missing the signs of Bigfoot all around, several visits with Theseus into the labyrinth, and what happens after happily ever after None of the stories are long The shortest is a single, perfect sentence, the longest nothan 10 pages DeWan touches on an idea or an image, gives it enough flesh to carry weight using artfully constructed sentences with poetic precision of image and movement through plot, and then leaves a twist, ambiguity, or change of perspective that jostles the reader out of any complacency that might have appeared Reading this collection was not a passive experience DeWan took me on emotional and imaginative journeys and forced me to stay awake the whole way through.These stories both stand apart and fit together Picking a favourite is impossible each one is rich in its own way, though several of them struck me on first reading as perfect encapsulations of a moment, a thought, a feeling, or a truth This is a collection I will dip into and reread


  6. Emily Emily says:

    One of my favorite things about this book is that at the end, the author explains the ideas behind the stories in Notes and Origin Myths I wish I would have realized this while reading it because I think it really adds a lot to understand the context of the individual stories.My favorite quote is in Rapunzel s Tangles she loved him, but maybe because what we mean by love is sometimes a nice, portable word to describe the shorthand, the easy easiness that we re lucky to experience with One of my favorite things about this book is that at the end, the author explains the ideas behind the stories in Notes and Origin Myths I wish I would have realized this while reading it because I think it really adds a lot to understand the context of the individual stories.My favorite quote is in Rapunzel s Tangles she loved him, but maybe because what we mean by love is sometimes a nice, portable word to describe the shorthand, the easy easiness that we re lucky to experience with a few strangers over a lifetime Love a lack of the typical discomfort Love what trickles in through the otherwise impermeable solipsism This is an out of genre reading choice for me Generally I don t enjoy short story anthologies, but this took me back to the days in school where you would have philosophical arguments over the meaning of things While a short book, each story is so thought provoking that I found myself unable to readthan a couple in a given day I needed the time to process the meaning of each one I found them useful for focused meditation.In the order presented in the book, my favorite stories are The Wallpaper , Goldilocks and the Three Boys , Monster , Social Media , Fortress of Solitude , Zeno s Archers , The Tired End of the Party , The Little Mermaid , The Signal , and Outbreak.In the Afterword, the author explains the unifying factors of the stories and his vision behind them I think he achieved his goal through his writing to convey the longing of escape With this book I did.Overall Recommendation Read it It s dense and worth every page


  7. Jason M. Jason M. says:

    As I was reading this book taking the stories in in several at a time batches , I thought of two things Meals and Hors d oeuvres Later I thought Why couldn t one make a whole meal out of just hors d oeuvres And what if the hors d oeuvres were in themselves meals A meal made of little meals could surely fill you up just as much as a normal standalone meal, couldn t it You might end up evenfull, right And was I even spelling that h word correctly Dad used to call them Whores De O As I was reading this book taking the stories in in several at a time batches , I thought of two things Meals and Hors d oeuvres Later I thought Why couldn t one make a whole meal out of just hors d oeuvres And what if the hors d oeuvres were in themselves meals A meal made of little meals could surely fill you up just as much as a normal standalone meal, couldn t it You might end up evenfull, right And was I even spelling that h word correctly Dad used to call them Whores De Ovaries Still does, actually But hey, which one of these meals in this meal of meals is my favorite I don t know I can t recall In a meal such as this your favorite bites are soon replaced by other favorites until you think Was it that morsel with Poseidon in it Or that Well one Or the one with the Trolls Then it doesn t matter Because you ate a lot You ate so much Like back in college when you could really put it away And let s face it, some meals you don t wanna eat at all Maybe it s better to just go back and keep eating and worry about specifics later, if you ever get full


  8. John Madera John Madera says:

    Christopher DeWan sHoopty Time MachinesAtticus Books is a fabulous collection of fabulist miniatures, where you ll find monsters, in a labyrinth, in a well, and innumerable creatures in and out of holes, drains, pipes, wells where you ll find an atheist bearing stigmata, an obsessive wallpaper er, a boy changeling, trolls, conscious salmon, an un scary bogeyman, a haiku reading Godzilla, Poseidon s cuckold, Frankenstein s cuckquean and defamiliarized myths and legends sending up Goldil Christopher DeWan sHoopty Time MachinesAtticus Books is a fabulous collection of fabulist miniatures, where you ll find monsters, in a labyrinth, in a well, and innumerable creatures in and out of holes, drains, pipes, wells where you ll find an atheist bearing stigmata, an obsessive wallpaper er, a boy changeling, trolls, conscious salmon, an un scary bogeyman, a haiku reading Godzilla, Poseidon s cuckold, Frankenstein s cuckquean and defamiliarized myths and legends sending up Goldilocks, Ulysses, Shiva, Theseus, Superman, and others These fairy tales for grown ups offer satirical takes on post industrial society, clever plays on social media and the blogosphere, bringing to the surface its resulting angst, anonymity, and loneliness These stories are among my favorites Intrusion, The Bundle, Blog of the Last Man on Earth, The Fibonacci Forest, The Garden, and Rapunzel s Tangles


  9. R.K. Walz R.K. Walz says:

    These tiny stories are fun to read aloud, easy to read again and again, and theyou do, thethey worm into your brain where they wait, and dream and grow into something much larger It takes a true craftsman to pare down stories to their to quote the author atomic propositions, and that s what you ll find here.


  10. Aaron Even Aaron Even says:

    This brilliant book of short fiction is packed with fun, adventure, insights, and unexpected reimaginings of what the short story can and should be On top of all that, it will make you laugh out loud


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About the Author: Christopher DeWan

Christopher DeWan is a writer and teacher living in Los Angeles Learnat.